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Strategic update: Japan and the US pivot to the Asia pacific

Dian, Matteo (2013) Strategic update: Japan and the US pivot to the Asia pacific. IDEAS reports - Strategic Updates (SU13.1). LSE IDEAS, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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This paper analyses the consequences of the US pivot to Asia on the US-Japan alliance and on Japanese foreign and security policies. On the one hand, the US pivot is reassuring for Tokyo, since it seeks to ‘rebalance’ Chinese military ascendency and to strengthen extended deterrence in the region. On the other hand, it contributes to the acceleration of the ‘normalisation’ of Japanese security policies, speeding the process of overcoming the institutional self-binding prescriptions that underpinned Japan’s post-war pacifism. America's increasing strategic focus on the Asia-Pacific has been one of the distinctive features of the foreign and security policy of the Obama administration. This renewed attention has been determined by both the global power shift towards Asia, caused by the rapid economic development of Asian countries, and by the new challenges the region poses to American primacy and the present international order.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: IGA: LSE IDEAS
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE IDEAS
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2014 11:58
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2020 23:28

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